Les Nubians are Hélène and Célia Faussart, the grammy-nominated French-Chad sister duo who have worked with everybody from Talib Kweli and Mos Def to Manu Dibango and The Roots. The doyennes of Afropean culture gave Johny Pitts a guided tour of their adoptive home of New York. Photos & Text By Johny
By Richard Bamford According to OkayPlayer, Shanaz “is but the latest addition to the UK’s burgeoning organic soul roster”. Her biog tells us she draws influence from a diverse musical menu: Sade, Santigold, and Björk are all sprinkled into her brew. Okay, so not bad opening credentials, but, who is
The kings of London’s Hip Hop scene, The Doctor’s Orders, have yet another amazing night of heavyweight Hip Hop coming up at the Scala, London on Friday April 18th. The Doctor’s Orders have very kindly donated a couple of V.I.P. tickets to Afropean.com, which we in turn, will pass onto
A few years ago, on a snowy January evening, a stranger mistook me for someone they had seen the previous week, aboard an evening train heading to Frankfurt. The moment lasted seconds, but our brief encounter would serve as a catalyst for what became a lifelong journey of (self) discovery.
Few arts have developed the idea of Afropean as an aesthetic like music. Presented here are ten particularly beautiful videos born from a musician’s vision in which something fresh emerges from what W.E.B DuBois described as the ‘double consciousness’ of the black diaspora experience. They are also videos that transport
This weekend the Scandinavia Show came to London’s Tobacco Dock in Wapping, and being a bit of a Scandophile I decided to pop along to feed my enthusiasm (mainly by eating a shed load of Swedish meatballs covered in lingonberries). I perused stalls that celebrated everything from clever furniture to